Warren: I Was 'First Nursing Mother' to Take Bar Exam in NJ
Plus, Cherokees demand truth.
9:27 AM, May 30, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren claimed at an event in 2011 that she was the "first nursing mother" in New Jersey to take that state's bar exam. The Boston Herald reports:
The Herald goes on to point out that women have been taking the bar exam in New Jersey since 1895, and a spokeswoman for the New Jersey Judiciary says she is "not aware" if the state tracked the nursing habits of those taking the bar.
The unverifiable claim is only the latest from Warren, who is challenging Republican Scott Brown for the U.S. Senate.
Warren has also said, both on the trail and in her professional life, that she descended from Cherokee Indians, but has been unable to back up this claim with any facts. Now, according to William Jacobson at the blog Legal Insurrection, a group of Cherokee people have started a website (and a Facebook page) called "Cherokees Demand Truth from Elizabeth Warren." The group's message to Warren is, "You claim to be Cherokee. You forget, it isn't who you claim, but instead, who claims you. We don't claim you!"
Here's more, from the group's website: